Alma Mater: Anderson '08
Office Phone: (704) 645-4578
Jason Bryan became the head coach for the Catawba Men’s and Women’s Cross Country programs in 2014. Bryan came to Catawba from the College of Charleston where he has served as an assistant coach for the men’s team since August of 2012.
Bryan was a key recruiter for the College of Charleston and worked with all aspects of the program. During his tenure the Cougars produced their first all-conference runner in a decade and set school records for 800m, 1500m and 5k distances. The teams also earned several academic all-conference selections.
Prior to his stint at the College of Charleston, Bryan was an assistant for both the men’s and women’s cross country and track teams at Anderson University. In 2011, he was named the USTFCCCA Women’s Division II Southeast Assistant Coach of the Year for track.
Bryan helped the Trojans to a pair of Conference Carolinas Championships in women’s cross country with three runners advancing as national qualifiers. He helped produced eight all-conference runners on both the men’s and women’s side with the men having a conference runner-up finish. In track, Anderson had three national qualifiers from the women’s team and one from the men’s squad.
Bryan earned a degree in business management from Anderson in 2008. He was an assistant at Erskine for the 2008 season before returning to Anderson where he earned a master’s degree in business administration in 2010.
A four-year student-athlete for the Trojans in cross country and track & field, Bryan was a team captain his junior and senior years. He was named all-conference as a junior, a year in which Anderson won the Carolinas Virginias Athletic Conference Championship.
Bryan is a native of Greenville, S.C. Bryan and his wife, Melissa, were married in December of 2013.
Alma Mater: High Point '14
Office Phone: (704) 645-4578
Max Coleman joining the track and field program as an assistant coach in the summer of 2017. He comes to Catawba from Transylvania University and will coach sprints, hurdles and jumps.
Coleman spent one year at Transylvania after two years as a graduate assistant at Springfield College. He has coached All-Americans in the 100m hurdles, 60m hurdles, 60m dash and the men’s long jump. He also coached five NCAA National Qualifiers and both the HCAC Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Coleman has seen 14 school records and four conference marks fall during his tutelage.
A 2014 graduate of High Point University, Coleman earned a degree in physical education. He earned a masters in physical education at Springfield in 2016. Coleman has been certified in strength and conditioning by the USTFCCCA.
While at High Point, Coleman participated on the track and field team in the high jump, long jump and relays. He is a native of Trumbull, Conn.
Alma Mater: Kent State '94
Robert Marchinko joined the Catawba Track and Field Program as an assistant coach in January of 2018. He comes to Catawba with over 25 years of coaching at both the high school and collegiate level and will be helping coach the distance runners.
Marchinko spent three years as the Head Cross Country at Pfeiffer University from 2002-05. During his tenure, the men’s team qualified to the Division II National Championships for the first time in school history. In addition, Marchinko coached both a two-time CVAC Conference Champion and Division II National Qualifier in Cross Country. Marchinko was the CVAC Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2002.
Marchinko graduated from Kent State University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Science in physical education. He has been teaching physical education for 24 years, the last 18 years with Rowan-Salisbury Schools.
While at both Cleveland State and Kent State University, Marchinko earned all-conference honors in both cross country and track. He was Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Champion and Runner of the Year in 1991. In addition, Marchinko has won the Charlotte Marathon in 2003 and 2005 and Myrtle Beach Marathon in 2005.
Marchinko, is a native of Jefferson, Ohio. Marchinko and his wife, Wendy, have lived in Salisbury since 2000. They have a son, Zachary, who runs cross country and track as a sophomore at Charlotte and is a two-time all-conference performer.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3
Swimming Women @ Wingate 56-187
Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177
Football @ Tusculum 40-13
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 1-0
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 97-158
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-3
Football @ Limestone 45-28
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Soccer (M) vs. Lincoln Memorial 1-4
Soccer (W) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 1-4
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